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Make Some Noise Open House

August 3
10 AM - 3 PM
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

This fun event for the whole family features Seattle Opera artists and Youth Chorus along with Lelavision, KING-FM, Marlin Peterson, and the Seattle Youth Symphony.

We’re kicking off our 50th Anniversary at 10 AM on August 3 with a FREE all-day open house at McCaw Hall.

Enjoy Seattle Opera’s trilogy of family-friendly operas, Our Earth, featuring Jennifer Milanese, Sonia Perez, John Coons, Thomas Thompson, Seattle Youth Symphony and Seattle Opera Youth Chorus conducted by Stephen Rogers Radcliffe. Composed by Eric Banks after libretti by Irene Keliher, Our Earth follows a cast of animal and human characters as they search for salmon that have mysteriously failed to return to the sea one spring.

Discover the physical-musical-sculpture of Lelavision, featuring original instruments and choreography that you must see to believe! On the Kreielsheimer Promenade, see Marlin Peterson’s three-dimensional sidewalk art depicting scenes from Wagner’s Ring. You can also create your very own musical instrument to take home with you and explore KING FM’s Instrument Petting Zoo.

Please join us as we throw open the doors of McCaw Hall to celebrate our golden anniversary and launch another 50 years of magnificent musical storytelling.

Schedule of Events

10:00 AM - Opening Celebration, Activities Begin

  • Lelavision Performances
  • Make Your Own Instrument
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • 3D sidewalk art by Marlin Peterson
  • King-FM Instrument Petting Zoo

12:00 PM - Performance: Heron and The Salmon Girl
When salmon fail to return to the sea one spring, Heron, Orca, Turtle and the fisherman Tayil travel from the open water of Puget Sound to an estuary in search of the missing fish. Meanwhile, the Salmon Girl Alitsa searches for her brother Parr, who has left their small fishing village and fallen ill in the city.

12:30 - 1:15 PM Lelavision, Instrument Petting Zoo and instrument-making continue

1:15 PM - Performance: Rushing Upriver
Pursued by a hungry coyote, mischievous raccoon, and wise raven, Alitsa and Parr continue their journey upriver in search of the missing salmon and a unique white flower with healing properties.

1:45 - 2:30 PM “Finer Points of Kazoo Virtuosity” and other musical noise

2:30 PM - Performance: Every River Has Its People
Frog, Eagle, Owl, the fisherman Tayil, and the salmon siblings Alitsa and Parr head farther inland to the headwaters of a mighty Pacific Northwest river to solve the mystery of the missing salmon.

3:00 PM - Event Concludes


For more information contact: or at 206.389.7630.

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